The Islander Bookshop

Kodiak's Community-Inspired Indie Bookstore

About the Islander

Find Your Next Great Novel or Gift at the Bookstore

Check Out the Islander Event Calendar For Events and Workshops 🎉

Scroll through the box below to discover the thrilling lineup of events slated for this winter season at The Islander Bookshop! In our updated event calendar, you'll come across author book signings, enticing pop-ups, and, by popular request, the return of workshops!

RSVP today and add the event to your personal calendar.

Check out the behind-the-scenes video of the move and expansion of The Islander Bookshop from 800 square feet to 3,000! ⤵

How to Place a Special Order

1. Fill out this form

2. We will order the book for you. No pre-payment required and no shipping charges are passed on to you.

3. In about ten business days (weather dependent) receive a text when your book arrives.

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The Islander is Community Inspired & Supported

Workshops, Events, Author Book Signings, Book Clubs, and More!


218 Special Orders Placed Monthly

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22+ Local Artists and Authors Showcasing Their Talent & Creations

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Sell Your Gently Used Books

We are happy to announce that we are accepting used books once again for all ages and genres!

Please read the terms below prior to bringing in your books. Thank you for thinking of The Islander!

Used Book Process

Gift Cards

How to Purchase a Gift Card

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Do You Prefer Audiobooks?

Did you know that you can now buy audiobooks where part of the purchase goes directly to support your local Islander Bookshop? ♥️ has a vast selection of audiobooks available and an easy to use app. Sign-up today to become a member and support your local bookstore with every purchase!

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It really is such a gift to witness my kids growing up in a town with a bookstore.

Aileen F.

A visit to The Islander Bookshop is a mini vacation for anyone who likes books and coffee. 

Nat N.

The pins are my first creative endeavor. It’s been such a point of pride that they have been in the book store! 

Jaclyn C. Local Artist

Giving Back To Our COmmunity

Kodiak Kindness Project

We Don't Just Care About Books.

We care about you, and about creating a space in our community which inspires connecting with our friends and neighbors through favorite books and gifts.

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Bookshop: Purchase and have the books delivered straight from the warehouse to your address. Your Kodiak indie bookstore will receive a share of the sale thanks to the American Book Association which put this resource together for us. The warehouse can ship to anywhere in the U.S.! Unfortunately Islander gift cards do not work on Message if you would like to transfer a gift card tor

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Bookstore Hours

Located at 111 West Rezanof Drive Kodiak, Alaska 99615 in the new Marketplace building downtown Kodiak.

Open Hours:

Sunday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open later depending on events happening in the Marketplace